"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

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I woke up this morning with this quote in my head. Life IS a daring adventure! How cool is that?! Choosing to face each day with squared shoulders and a lifted chin makes you a captain in this high adventure. Knowing that you've been knocked down or that this may not go as planned or that you'd much rather spend this day at home in pajamas eating fluffer-butters with your cat, but getting up and getting dressed and getting going anyway? THAT makes you an adventurer. 

Experiencing uncertainty, doubt, anxiety, and fear throughout your day [Will he text me back? Will my boss like this idea? Can I do this?] Those are all signs that you've risked something. And risk is inherent in the spirit of adventure. Your risks don't have to be big, bad things like sky diving or African safaris to make them the really big risks for YOU. 

If you're like me, I have a tendency to HATE the uncertainty, the fear, and the anxiety because it's really no fun. Who wants to feel that way, right? Blech.
People who refuse to settle.
People who want more.
People who seek change.
People who are brave and intelligent and daring.
People like you and me.
Those are the people who feel this way, whether we like it or not.

Maybe the trick, then, is not to quit feeling them but rather to embrace them as the indicators they really are - the signs that tell us we're onto something in this daring adventure that is life! 

Make some magic today, loves!

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. um, hello, YOU ARE SO INSPIRING! this is exactly what i needed to hear today. i really hate that uncertain feeling you're talking about, but when i look back on my life, those uncertain, anxious moments are when i felt i was really living. and you're absolutely right: it doesn't have to come from skydiving or bungee jumping or anything like that - that feeling of adventure can come from the smallest thing, like a text message or a letter or a look.

    - lauren

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment! It is always good to know we are not alone out there feeling all anxious and freaked out, right? haha. I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. And yes, a look has every potential to be the next big adventure.... :)

  2. This is wonderful. YOU are wonderful.

    1. Aww, you. :) Thank you for your wonderful words! Hope you have a great week!